General Mills, Inc.

General Mills, Inc. is a Humankind 100 company whose ranking is based on its Humankind Value, a proprietary metric that provides an estimate of the overall dollar amount a company creates for investors, consumers, employees, and society at large.

General Mills, Inc. is an American multinational marketer and manufacturer of consumer foods sold at retail stores. The company and its 100+ associated brands operate in over 100 countries.

Ticker: GIS

Humankind Value: $30.7 B

Revenue: $17.7 B

Market Cap: $42.6 B

(All values are in US Dollars, where M=Million, B=Billion, T=Trillion.)

The relatively stable and low prices, and thus profits, that result from our modern food systems are not reflective of the life-sustaining value of food. General Mills, Inc. generates positive Humankind Value on balance. Notable sources of positive value are Crop Production ($45.6 B), Economic Value ($7.9 B), and Medical Services ($1.2 B). Positive value from Crop Production includes the impact of an estimated 947,015.5 equivalent years of life not lost to death or reduction in quality of life. It produces economic value by offering to consumers goods and services that they value, paying employees for their labor in producing these goods and services, and providing value for shareholders. However, there is room for improvement with respect to Calorie Conversion (-$8.1 B) and Food Loss (-$6.7 B). Food Loss is attached to this company as a result of its direct business activities. Crop Production, Economic Value, Medical Services, and Calorie Conversion are largely consequences of the actions of supply chain partners. The direct Humankind Value for this firm, in a vacuum, is negative. But with our supply-chain methodology, a more complete and positive picture of total impact can be seen.

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